J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

Joseph Mallord William Turner Kew Palace from the Thames: the Dutch House in the Foreground and the New Palace behind; Syon House in the Middle Distance 1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 8 Verso:
Kew Palace from the Thames: the Dutch House in the Foreground and the New Palace behind; Syon House in the Middle Distance 1805
D05501
Turner Bequest XC 8a
Pencil and pen and ink on off-white wove paper, prepared with a grey wash, 150 x 258 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
From a viewpoint on a boat mid-river, this sketch shows the old and new buildings of Kew Palace; the Dutch House with its gables and chimneys and, behind it, the larger castellated palace designed by James Wyatt. Construction of the latter had commenced in 1801 and would be abandoned in 1811. For views of the new building from the opposite bank of the Thames see folio 11 of the sketchbook (D05505). Syon House is also seen, in the middle distance.

David Blayney Brown
August 2007

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Kew Palace from the Thames: the Dutch House in the Foreground and the New Palace behind; Syon House in the Middle Distance 1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2007, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-kew-palace-from-the-thames-the-dutch-house-in-the-foreground-r1129812, accessed 23 October 2014.